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Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Marks & Spencer and Asda will be removing E-numbers from their own-brand food and drink products because of concerns about children's health.

M&S and Asda to axe E-numbers - Telegraph


"Artificial colours and flavours are being phased out by two major food chains, it was revealed yesterday.

All 9,000 of Asda's own-label food and soft drink products will be free of E-numbers by the end of 2007.

Marks & Spencer is removing artificial colours and flavours from 99% of its 4,500 own-brand lines over the same period. The changes follow concerns over the effect of certain E-numbers on children's health.

They come after rival food chain Sainsbury's last month pledged to remove artificial colours and flavours from its 120 own-label soft drinks.

Asda said aspartame, hydrogenated fat and monosodium glutamate would also be pulled from all own-brand food and soft drink products by the end of the year. It is spending over £30 million on reformulating the products.

E-number colours will either be replaced with natural alternatives such as fruit and vegetable extracts - or dropped entirely. Artificial flavours will also be substituted by natural ingredients where possible. For example, the sweetener aspartame will be replaced by sucralose which is made from sugar, Asda said."

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  1. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/1427
    more from The Independent,UK, Martin Hickman, re ASDA
    (unit of Wal-Mart Stores) and Marks & Spencer ban of aspartame,
    MSG, artificial chemical additives and dyes to prevent ADHD in kids:
    Murray 2007.05.16

    ASDA (unit of Wal-Mart Stores WMT.N) and Marks & Spencer
    will join Tesco and also Sainsbury to ban and limit aspartame,
    MSG, artificial flavors dyes preservatives additives, trans fats,
    salt "nasties" to protect kids from ADHD: leading UK media:
    Murray 2007.05.15

    combining aspartame and quinoline yellow, or MSG and
    brilliant blue, harms nerve cells, eminent C. Vyvyan
    Howard et al, 2005 education.guardian.co.uk,
    Felicity Lawrence: Murray 2005.12.21

    50% UK baby food is now organic -- aspartame or MSG
    with food dyes harm nerve cells, CV Howard 3 year study
    funded by Lizzy Vann, CEO, Organix Brands,
    Children's Food Advisory Service: Murray 2006.01.13

    "Of course, everyone chooses, as a natural priority,
    to actively find, quickly share, and positively act upon
    the facts about healthy and safe food, drink, and

    Rich Murray, MA Room For All rmforall@comcast.net
    505-501-2298 1943 Otowi Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

    group with 75 members, 1,427 posts in a public, searchable archive

    aspartame groups and books: updated research review of
    2004.07.16: Murray 2006.05.11

    Aspartame Controversy, in Wikipedia democratic
    encyclopedia, 72 references (including AspartameNM # 864
    and 1173 by Murray), brief fair summary of much more
    research: Murray 2007.01.01

  2. Asda and others may drop aspartame in favour of sucralose (Splenda) but it is still not good for you. Check out Dr. Janet Starr Hull's June issue of Healthy Newsletter online. There is an alternative - Stevia rebaudiana - which is a very sweet plant that is used by the Coca Cola Company in Japan in its diet drinks where it (stevia) is not banned.

  3. The safety and use of Stevia seems to be controversial. It's probably best to get plenty of information on it to help you decide whether to use it. Here is the wikipedia page for it: